Alexander Gilmore Cattell

Alexander Gilmore Cattell

Birth
Salem, Salem County, New Jersey, USA
Death 8 Apr 1894 (aged 78)
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Burial Colestown, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6421772 · View Source
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US Senator. After serving in the New Jersey State Legislature in 1840, and as its clerk from 1842 to 1844, he rose to prominence as a banker and financier in Philadelphia, and was instrumental in organizing the Corn Exchange there. When Senator John P. Stockton’s seat was declared vacant due to an election dispute in 1866, he was elected as a Senator from New Jersey to the United States Senate to fill that vacancy, and served from 1866 to 1871. He chose not to run for another term when his tenure ended (his seat was subsequently filled by Frederick T. Frelinghuysen). He was then appointed to be on the inaugural Civil Service commission by President Ulysses S. Grant, serving for two years. He died in Jamestown, New York in 1894.

Bio by: Russ Dodge



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Gilmore Cattell (12 Feb 1816–8 Apr 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6421772, citing Colestown Cemetery, Colestown, Camden County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .